Basic Material new highs: Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA), DD, Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB)

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Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) SVP Gjon N. Nivica, Jr. sold 86,998 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.81, for a total transaction of $5,290,348.38. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 32,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,977,116. Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) stock performance was -0.05% in last session and finished the day at $62.70. Traded volume was 1.49million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 989.51K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.64. Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) insider ownership is 0.30%.

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SLCA) Director Daniel W. Avramovich bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 29th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $50.19 per share, with a total value of $501,900.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $501,900. U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) dropped -0.04 percent to $50.57 Friday on volume of 1.32million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $49.62 to $51.49. U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) has a market capitalization of $2.72billion.

Shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co. (NYSE:DD) were the target of a large decline in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 20,793,269 shares, a decline of 21.3% from the April 15th total of 26,414,739 shares,StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Currently, 2.3% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,606,081 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.8 days. E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD)’s stock on May 30, 2014 reported a increase of 0.49% to the closing price of $69.31. Its fifty two weeks range is $52.02 -$69.38. The total market capitalization recorded $63.65billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.16million shares. In its share capital, DD has 918.35million outstanding shares.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) SVP Janet M. Holloway unloaded 21,280 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.00, for a total transaction of $2,553,600.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 29,328 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,519,360. On Friday, shares of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) advanced 0.23% to close the day at $121.85. Company return on investment (ROI) is 18.10% and its monthly performance is recorded as 10.07%. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) quarterly revenue growth is 11.18%.

Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB)recently boosted its dividend and will pay 4 cents per share, suggesting 28 percent increase from the dividend amount paid in a year ago. The newly declared dividend will be paid on June 11, and the stock will start ex-dividend trading on June 2. As such, shareholders to acquire shares of the company, prior to the ex-dividend date, will qualify for the dividend payment. Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) stock performance was 0.17% in last session and finished the day at $104.04. Traded volume was 4.64million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 5.72million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.55. Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) insider ownership is 0.10%.

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